Is the word in 2016 that there's no respite from shadow cards after all? Always reshuffle the encounter discard pile? Or is there still that interesting exception that lets you sometimes be saved?
In particular then:
start of combat phase. encounter deck is empty. reshuffle and deal? edit: would this have been mostly not possible since during quest stage when the encounter deck emptied with the last card during staging... a reshuffle was necessary immediately?
start of combat phase. one card in encounter deck. need two shadow cards. shuffle while dealing?
Last edited Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:02 am (Total Number of Edits: 1)
You reshuffle the encounter deck if empty ONLY DURING QUEST PHASE.
so if the encounter deck runs out outside quest phase just do nothing.
so if you run out of shadow cards, that is combat phase, so you dont reshuffle. therefore, you will end up some enemies will have no shadow cards on them, but still they attack.
Note: when dealing shadow cards you deal to shadow cards to enemies in player order, 1st player 1st, dealing the highest threat enemy engage with that player first , then next highest threat, then next, until all enemies engage to that player have shadow card, then proceed to the next player and so on, until all engaged enemies have shadow cards on them OR the encounter deck runs out.